University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Safeguarding Children

This is a 5-day taught module followed by an assignment and is available as a stand-alone PGA or as a module within the MSc child health or as a specialist module in the MSc health sciences programme; this module aims to give students a theoretical background to the clinical and legal issues encompassed as safeguarding children; it tries to set practice in the context of UK and international law; at the end of this course the student are able to: demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theoretical background to safeguarding children, including aspects of vulnerability and resilience, ecological models of maltreatment, children's rights, equality and diversity, and parent-child interaction; demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of the nature and causes of child maltreatment; understand and respect the complementary roles of different professionals involved in safeguarding and child protection practice; comprehend the dynamic of communication with children, families and colleagues within the safeguarding arena; critically evaluate the evidence for strategies to safeguard and protect children; understand and reflect on the legal background to child protection practice; understand the basis of the UN convention on the rights of the child, and analyse its implications for practitioners in child health; understand and explain the basis of the 1989 and 2004 children acts, working together to safeguard children, and the framework of assessment of children in need.

Entry requirements

Applicants usually need at least a 2.2 Honours in a 1st degree of an approved university in a relevant discipline or disciplines; those without a degree but with relevant experience may also be considered. English language requirements 1 of the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (British council international testing system) of at least 6.5 with 6.5 in reading and writing; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of at least 92 (internet-based iBT), PTE 62, CAE 60+ or CPE.

Assessment methods

4,000 word essay.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGA Part-time £ 3,370 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PGA Part-time £ 7,595 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

Key information

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